merry-go-round

[ mer-ee-goh-round ]
/ ˈmɛr i goʊˌraʊnd /

noun

Also called carousel . (in amusement parks, carnivals, etc.) a revolving, circular platform with wooden horses or other animals, benches, etc., on which people may sit or ride, usually to the accompaniment of mechanical or recorded music.
a rapid whirl or a busy round, as of social life or business affairs.

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Origin of merry-go-round

First recorded in 1720–30
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British Dictionary definitions for merry-go-round

merry-go-round

noun

another name for roundabout (def. 1)
a whirl of activity or eventsthe merry-go-round of the fashion world
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